Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera

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Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
  • Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
  • Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
  • Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
  • Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
  • Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
  • Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the mutoscope and the biograph and their supplying camera
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Beginnings of the Biograph: The story of the invention of the Mutoscope and the Biograph and their supplying camera
Gordon Hendricks 
The Beginnings of the American Film  / 1964 / out of print / first edition / hardcover / 6 x 9.1 in / 78 pp / b+w / eng / ASIN: B0007DLTFK / weight: 5.6 oz
Condition: very good, shelf wear to edges of the jacket. small tears beginning on lower left jacket cover (see cover photo) and on the top left of the fold on the back jacket (see photo above), interior clean and unmarked.

Description:
This is the only work of film history to focus exclusively on the invention of the Biograph camera and projector as well as the card-flipping Mutoscope exhibiting machine. Covering the period from 1894 until 1897, it describes for the first time the taking of the Biograph's first movies and their screen debut in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as a trip to Canton, Ohio where the Biograph camera took the first motion picture ever made of a President of the United States. Sourced from original sources, it's a fascinating read that also stands as a landmark in the history of the medium. 

 

 

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